DE Dante Sawyer of Suwanee, GA, one of the most touted members of USC's 2014 recruiting class, won't join the Gamecocks, or any other major college program, until at least the summer of 2015. Sawyer has decided to enroll now at East Mississippi JC in Scooba, MS according to TheBigSpur.com.
Sawyer attained his G.E.D and knowing he would not be able to qualify for his USC scholarship, he decided to get the process towards becoming eligible under way.
Sawyer issued a couple of comments on his Twitter page writing: "Made this move now to better my future, so all you nay sayers can kick rocks," and "1yr away...just like redshirting not a big difference."
Sawyer hopes to be able to graduate in the Spring of 2015 and that would allow him to meet the SEC requirement that a junior college transfer spend three consecutive semesters at the school before being eligible to transfer.
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However, by going the junior college route is now free to sign with any school.